C&G Shades On is a special weekly column from Sara Kakuris, bringing a die-hard USC football fan’s voice and perspective to Reign of Troy.
The game against Washington made my blood boil and my skin crawl and any attempt at a serious discussion about it would likely result in a lot of profanity and the polite request that I no longer write for Reign of Troy. Instead, I have decided to focus on the positive side of things.
Here are the top 10 best things about that ugly, ugly loss:
- The Spirit of Troy got a much needed break. It’s exhausting playing “Conquest” and the first down celebration cry in the Southern California heat so, luckily, there was pretty much none of that going on.
- The media loves to spin stories of us, so we were sure to get a visit from Animal Control and the LA County Sheriff’s department if they heard that USC beat the Huskies.
- We’ll most likely kill Notre Dame if our win-loss pattern is to be trusted.
- The disastrous nature of the game allowed for plenty of time for ESPN to wax poetic about how bad LA traffic is.
- We all got to reminisce together about the good ole’ days at LAX.
- Cody Kessler got some great bonding time in with the Coliseum grass, so they won’t need to have so much alone time in the future.
- The loss really took the attention off of Sark’s drinking episode.
- We drove the point home about why Thursday games are horrible.
- We’ve narrowed down the list of possible kick-off times for our future games.
- We will soon get to see someone live out their lifelong dream of being a head coach for USC football!
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See you next week and Fight On!
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- USC football adds Xavion Alford as transfer from Texas
- USC Podcast: RoT Radio Ep. 396 on the Football Season’s Fallout
- Talanoa Hufanga named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, USC football with five first-teamers